Essential Oils in the Bedroom
February may be cold outside, but you can certainly heat things up in your bedroom. Essential oils can help you fall asleep, keep your sheets smelling great and help you relax with a massage. And, essential oils have been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac, enticing interest, increasing enjoyment and sensuality and the libido.
Many oils are considered to have sensual properties and several emerge as the top sensual oils for women. Men’s and women’s responses to scents are very personal and can vary, certain aromas are considered to be particularly sensual or evocative.
Modern Essentials, 5th Edition, lists ylang ylang, clary sage, rose, geranium and jasmine as essential oils for sex or sensuality for women, these may promote sexual energy or enhance libido.
For women who love floral scents they may prefer ylang, ylang, jasmine or rose, while other women may feel energized by spicy scents like cinnamon or sandalwood, or uplifting citrus oils like lemon or orange. You may want to experiment with different blends to find what works for you, and your partner. For example; Ylang ylang & Wild Orange or Bergamot & ylang ylang. Research can be very rewarding.
One recipe to heat things up; Mix 3 drops of Black Pepper and 3 drops of Peppermint with 6-8 drops of carrier oil in roller ball, or bottle, then apply to the thigh. Black pepper will add a little heat, and the peppermint cools things off.
Depending on your preferences, you can also add about 4 drops of Lavender or Ylang ylang to a small spray bottle with water and lightly mist your linen or as an air freshener to enhance the mood. Ylang ylang was used to cover the beds of newly married couples on their wedding night. Also great as a perfume, in a bath, diffuse it or apply to abdomen or bottoms of the feet. Lavender produces excitement in many people and may help balance hormones; reduces anxiety and balances energy and increase blood flow to the genitals and enhances female sensitivity. Patchouli helps release sexual fears, improve communication on a physical and emotional level. Clove is a warming oil and stimulates, allows you to enjoy the experience.
If a man is having trouble, performing, try applying clary sage, clove, ginger and sandalwood to his lower area. Rose oil is also a great aphrodisiac. For women with a low libido, she can use ylang ylang, geranium, or clary sage to name a few. Rose is bold and daring, while jasmine is unique and exotic, Clary Sage offers balance and soothing and ylang ylang is rich and invigorating.
To increase romance and intimacy, a little planning is necessary, and pretty soon you may find the desire will flourish. A few successful techniques include; taking a bath with essential oils, or giving or receiving a massage with oils, diffusing oils, soft lighting and music, and/or sexy lingerie. No tv, cell phones or electronic devices on before, during or after. Flirting and teasing along the way, like young love. There’s a lot to be said for foreplay. Start the day leaving a note for your partner to find during the day, send him/her seductive texts during the day (but not too many). Preparing a meal together can also be romantic.
Essential oils can be used aromatically, such as in a diffuser or spraying in a room, or putting a drop in your hands and inhaling. They can also be used topically, applying essential oils directly on the skin, either the affected area or in this case, along the temples, neck, pulse points, or when giving a massage. And some essential oils can be taken internally. Not all essential oils are safe to take internally, or apply topically. Be sure to do your homework and know which oils are safe. There are three grades of oils: aromatic, food grade and therapeutic. Look for organic oils and read the labels. How oils are grown and harvested is paramount. Most people can use oils neat, without dilution. However, it’s usually safe to always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, or grape seed oil. This can be done individually, or you can mix the essential oil and the carrier oil in a roller ball for easy application or in another bottle with a lid.
There are many clinical studies to prove the efficacy. These are a few excellent choices and give you many options to see which ones will spark with you and your partner. Create a more open response to touch and sensuality today.
Natural Lubricant Recipe
A dark, glass storage bottle, 2 oz, or larger
Coconut oil (liquid)- 3 tbsp.
Vitamin E, organic – 1 tbsp.
Essential oils of your choice. A few suggestions: Ginger, Peppermint, Black Pepper, Geranium and Lavender. Add about 8 drops and blend with the coconut oil and vitamin e. Mix and store in your storage bottle. * Not safe with latex condoms.
Your life and health will probably improve with this recipe.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, please consult your primary care provider before using these products. These comments have not been approved by the FDA. They are based on personal usage, testimonies and some scientific studies by independent third party labs.